Hardcover. Berkeley, Howell-North, 1962, first edition, signed and inscribed by Both Authors. Clean, tight, 8vo, 243pp. Small smudges on back top cover, light bumping to the spine ends. Near Fine / missing. Item #14873
150 illustrations and old photographs of the Comstock mines and miners. The biography of a brilliant mind and dynamic personality, Sutro was the man who designed "Sutro Tunnel" which drained the ground water, some of it up to 160 degrees, out of the Comstock Mines so that they could continue to mine deeper. He was also a fabulously wealthy real estate investor in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.